These newest additions to Fujifilm's entry level A-Series cameras sport a more contemporary look. Gone are the lens covers that defined earlier A-Series models and in their place sit new 3x optical zoom lenses that retract directly into the camera bodies for a smooth outer surface. This feature makes the FinePix A345 smaller and more compact than its predecessors, allowing it to slide effortlessly into a coat pocket or handbag for all-the-time camera accessibility.
Image quality and overall performance get a boost as well. The FinePix A345 has 4.1 MegaPixel CCDs, as well as a new image processor for more robust color and quicker frame-to-frame shooting. Built-in, pre-programmed scene modes take much of the guesswork out of camera settings, and the new model possesses LCDs larger than previous A-Series cameras for checking just-taken photos before sending them off for printing. As an added plus, captured movies now become "talkies" with the addition of sound to the cameras' video feature.
Specifications: Number of Effective Pixels 4.1 million pixels Number of Recorded Pixels 4.23 million pixels File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.2) *Design rule for Camera File System compliant DPOF-compatible Movie: AVI format, Motion JPEG Storage Media xD-Picture Card (12/32/64/128/256/512MB/1GB) Lens focal length Equivalent to 35mm-105mm on a 35mm camera Optical zoom 3.0x Digital zoom 3.6x (3x optical zoom lens is used together: Max. zoom scale: approx 10.8x) Focus Auto focus (TTL center point fixed) - contrast type Focus range Normal: 2.0ft to infinity, Macro: 2.4in. - 2.6ft.(wide-angle) Aperture F2.8 to F4.7 (automatically selected) Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder (approx. 75% coverage) Exposure control Program AE Exposure compensation -2.1 EV to +1.5 EV in 0.3 EV-step increments (in Manual mode) Sensitivity Auto: Equivalent to ISO 64 - 400, depending on conditions Shutter speed 2 sec. - 1/2000 sec. (depend on exposure mode) Photometry Multipoint TTL metering White balance Automatic, Manual (Good Weather, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro LCD monitor 1.7 inches, Aspect ratio: 4:3; 115,000 pixels Amorphous silicon TFT, Approx. 90% coverage Camera terminals USB socket, A/V output socket, DC input socket Printing interface PictBridge and Exif Print Power source 2xAA-siz alkaline batteries, 2xAA-size Ni-MH batteries (sold separately), AC Power adapter AC-3VX (sold separately) Dimensions 3.5(W) x 2.4(H) x 1.2(D) inch Weight 4.7 oz. (excluding battery and media) Shooting modes Auto, manual, scene position (portrait, landscape, sports, night scene), (max 1.5 frames/sec; 3-18 frames depending on mode), movie with sound, macro Movie recording 320 x 240 pixels up to 65 sec. / 160 x 120 pixels up to 260sec on 16MB xD card: 15fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound Playback Automatic Playback, Single frame (with 3.6x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame, trimming Others Self-timer: approximately 10 sec., world time, 7 language menu interface